Scores

Final

Fairfield 72

(6-22, 3-14 MAAC)

Niagara 66

(6-22, 3-14 MAAC)

    7:00 PM ET, February 20, 2014

    Gallagher Center, Lewiston, New York

    1 2 T
    FAIR 34 3872
    NIAG 24 4266

    Top Performers

    Fairfield: M. Barrow 19 Pts, 6 Reb, 1 Ast, 3 Blk

    Niagara: A. Mason 22 Pts, 3 Reb, 3 Ast, 1 Stl, 1 Blk

    Fairfield hits 3-pointers, puts away Niagara 72-66

    Associated Press

    LEWISTON, N.Y. -- Maurice Barrow hit five 3-pointers to total 19 points and Marcus Gilbert added 15 as Fairfield defeated Niagara 72-66 on Thursday night.

    The Stags (6-22, 3-14 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference) shot 41.4 percent from the field and hit 11 of 19 3-pointers. Steve Johnston scored 14 points and Amadou Sidibe had nine with 10 rebounds. K.J. Rose dished out nine of Fairfield's 20 assists.

    Niagara (6-22, 3-14) shot 41.9 percent, but went 3 of 12 beyond the arc and 11 of 25 from the foul line. Antoine Mason scored 22 points and Wesley Myers had 17.

    Fairfield closed the first half on a 15-4 run fueled by Gilbert with two layups, a 3-pointer and a jumper to grab a 34-24 halftime advantage.

    The Purple Eagles narrowed the gap to four in the second half, but two Johnston 3-pointers with a Gilbert trey in between made it 67-56 with 2:09 left.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    FAIR
    NIAG
    Points 72 66
    FG Made-Attempted 24-58 (.414) 26-62 (.419)
    3P Made-Attempted 11-19 (.579) 3-12 (.250)
    FT Made-Attempted 13-19 (.684) 11-25 (.440)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 20 (0/0) 17 (0/0)

    2013-14 Season

    DATEGAMELINKS
    Jan 16, 2014 NIAG 67, @FAIR 63Recap
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